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Subject: Re: an Archos question

Re: an Archos question

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-12

>I'm a totally blind user and was looking around for rates on the Archos
>products so I can put Rockbox on one. I'm really looking for one that has
>more than 40gb to store my OTR collection on. I was wondering which
>players/recorders are more accessible with Rockbox and maybe which ones I
>should avoid for this purpose. Once I get one, or if I do get one, is it
>very difficult to install Rockbox?

rockbox.org - line 1: "Rockbox is an Open Source replacement firmware for
the Archos Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2
and Ondio MP3 players."

It also supports a couple of the iriver platforms namely 100 and 300 series
players (not the H10 ...yet) ...also work has just started on an iPod port
- don't hold your breath.

I guess: http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/BlindFAQ would be
worth a read for you.

The only unit which cannot have a larger HDD in it is the hp100 which has a
single platter drive to make it smaller. The others will take a 100MB
laptop drive quite happily - pick one with low power consumption - RPM is
utterly irrelevant.

On the Archos, installation is as simple as copying over some files - As a
blind user you will also need to get a voice pack and set that up too - I
can only guess it is outlined by blind people for blind people in the above
mentioned blind-faq :)

Good luck,

Bluechip
Received on Sat Nov 12 23:15:25 2005


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